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Glen Garry Frank, 79, formerly of Omro, WI passed away on March 10, 2021, in Meridian, MS, after a hard-fought, months-long battle with Covid-19. He was a much-loved family man who loved talking with people and was always happy to help a person in need.
Glen was born on September 4, 1941, to Herbert and Mabel (Hoeft) Frank in Fond du Lac County, WI. He graduated from Omro High School in 1959. Glen was the student body president and was proud to have lettered in four sports. He was the first college graduate in his family, earning his business degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
At OHS, Glen met the love of his life, his classmate Loretta Pelz. The two were married on December 16, 1960. Together, they embraced life and took on a variety of career opportunities that took them from Omro, WI, to Melbourne, FL, and even to Cornwall, England. Glen’s childhood dream was realized when they returned from England in 1975 to purchase Omro Lanes and successfully operate it together for the next 20 years. Many residents of the Omro area learned how to bowl through Glen’s coaching. Glen and Loretta raised their children in Omro and fully supported their athletic, academic, and musical endeavors, both at Omro High School and at their respective colleges. Upon retirement from the bowling alleys, they moved to Stuart, FL, and eventually also maintained a home in Decatur, MS.
After their move to Florida, Glen and Loretta were frequently in the stands at Martin County High School athletic events. Glen also began working as an armed security officer. When he finally did retire, Glen enjoyed mowing for his VFW Post in Hobe Sound, of which he was an auxiliary member, as well as for many of the residents of Cora-Win Cove in Stuart. He was frequently seen smiling and waving to passersby as he raked and mowed his yard and even his daughter’s yard in Decatur. Anyone who spoke with him knew how proud he was of his children and each of his six grandchildren and their various accomplishments.
Glen is survived by his wife, Loretta; their children, Tom Frank (Susana O’Connell) of Stuart, FL, Garry (Teresa) Frank of Baton Rouge, LA, and Eileen (Stephen) McMullan of Decatur, MS; grandchildren, Kristen Frank, Alex Frank, Ethan McMullan, Alana McMullan, Alyssa McMullan, and Aleah McMullan; and brother-in-law, Floyd Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mabel Frank; his siblings and their spouses, Geneva and Art Albright, Charles Frank, Robert and Lois Frank, and Wilbur “Bud” and Betty Frank; brother-in-law, Ronald Pelz; and sisters-in-law, Janice (Pelz) Taylor and Carol (Bloch) Pelz.
The Frank family is very grateful to the dedicated employees of both the Anderson CCU and Regency Hospital of Meridian, MS, for their many weeks of compassionate, committed care of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, WI. Visitation will continue on Friday, March 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Borth United Methodist Church W304 Cty Rd D, Berlin, WI. Glen’s funeral will be on Friday, March 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Borth Cemetery.
Any memorial contributions will be donated in Glen Frank’s name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10132 in Hobe Sound, FL.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.